November 16, 2004

CIA Is Said to Be in Turmoil Under New Director Goss

The deputy director of the CIA resigned yesterday after a series of confrontations over the past week between senior operations officials and CIA Director Porter J. Goss's new chief of staff that have left the agency in turmoil, according to several current and former CIA officials.

John E. McLaughlin, a 32-year CIA veteran who was acting director for two months this summer until Goss took over, resigned after warning Goss that his top aide, former Capitol Hill staff member Patrick Murray, was treating senior officials disrespectfully and risked widespread resignations, the officials said.

Several other senior clandestine service officers are threatening to leave, current and former agency officials said. Read more

The turmoil in the CIA under Goss is one more in the long list of failures made by this Administration when it comes to national security.

Posted by Crazy Eddie at November 16, 2004 10:54 PM